The Waipara Valley doesn't just offer picturesque wineries, but also other awesome attractions like horse trekking, the scenic Weka Pass Railway and a range of relaxing country lodges and accommodation.
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Creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. If you have a desire to indulge your senses with spectacular food and gold medal wines during your visit, then this is the itinerary for you - a self-drive tour of New Zealand created specially for lovers of great food and fine wine.
Mobile-friendly - Multi-day tours with focus on farming, food and wine: travel, learn, enjoy! Take in the best of New Zealand while enjoying great hospitality from farmers in spectacular, off-the-beaten-track places. Farm To Farm's enthusiastic team have been creating tours and agri-events for over 30 years. With agricultural and travel expertise, we offer customised technical tours plus holidays with rural flavour.
If you're on the hunt for a spot to sample quality Waipara Wine and Cuisine then Fiddler's Green Vineyard & Bistro is for you. Take your pick from their selection of wines or indulge in others from the surrounding Waipara Valley.The Bistro offers European inspired and Kiwi favourites, as well as comforting pub-style dishes that will entice and delight.
Mobile-friendly - Hanmer Connection operate a convenient daily shuttle service to Hanmer Springs, a small alpine thermal resort approx two hours from Christchurch. Relax and enjoy a full day exploring this popular town or participate in one of the activities available including Thermal Pools. Stops at intermediate points including Christchurch Airport on request. Comfortable vehicles and highly experienced drivers. Bookings essential.
Mobile-friendly - Only one hours drive from Christchurch, one hour to Hanmer or half-hour to Kaikoura - Lovat Downs is your ideal base to try out the region’s wide range of attractions – from the hot pools and skiing in Hamner, to the wine trails and vintage railway in Waipara, to the crayfishing. 2nd house up 1 km driveway, red roof.
Mobile-friendly - Pegasus Bay is a family-owned and operated winery in North Canterbury’s Waipara Valley, offering visitors a complete and unforgettable wine experience in a beautiful location. The fame and reputation of Canterbury winery Pegasus Bay has quite simply gone through the roof in recent years. Perfect private event function area.
Mobile-friendly - A PurePod is a unique, off-the-grid experience in a luxurious glass cabin located in secluded and stunning slices of beautiful New Zealand landscape. Watch the stars above, pull back the glass sliding doors on all three sides and indulge in the beautiful isolation. There are six fabulous PurePod locations from Banks Peninsula to Kaikoura - which will be your favourite?
Waipara Hills is just 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch on SH1. Here you will find a working winery, cellar door and bistro style restaurant. The cellar door offers award-winning Pinot Gris, Riesling, Rose, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant with stunning views across the charming courtyard to the vineyards. Personal winery tours also available.
Waipara Springs is a unique and iconic family-owned and operated award-winning boutique winery and cafe. With 29 years experience in hospitality, we have a wonderful story to share as one of the original wineries and cafes, within the iconic Waipara Valley. Awarded an Excellence rating from Trip Advisor, Open 7-days, we provide our guests a relaxing, picturesque and friendly experience.
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Quiz Tuesday at Bridies
Bridie's Bar and Bistro's newest quiz night promises to be an evening of trivia you do NOT want to miss! With five rounds of trivia, you and your squad will negotiate engaging, relevant and left-field questions that ...
Where: Bridie's Bar & Bistro, Christchurch
Address: 401 Worcester Street, Linwood, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 10th October 2023
To: 9:30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023
Soroptimist Christmas Tree Festival
Christmas Tree Festival with over 30 trees decorated by schools, community groups and local business. The trees fill the Waimakariri council foyer with a gorgeous Christmas spirit with colour and lights galore. The ...
Where: Waimakariri District Council, Rangiora, Waimakariri
Address: 215 High St, Rangiora, Waimakariri
From: 9:00am on Monday 4th December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Friday 15th December 2023
The Flight Before Christmas
The Little Andromeda Annual Christmas Show (in conjunction with Tusk Puppets) Written by Cally Castell and Rebekah Head Directed by Hillary Moulder It's December, which means it's time for the annual Little ...
Where: Little Andromeda Theatre, Christchurch
Address: Level 1, 134 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
From: 7:00pm on Tuesday 12th December 2023
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 23rd December 2023
The Court Jesters present Christmas Carnage! Prepare for a night of charming carols, Christmas chaos and epic comedy like never before. Step into a world of holiday magic as four experienced jesters take the stage, ...
Where: Court Theatre, Christchurch
Address: Bernard St, Addington, Christchurch
From: 6:30pm on Wednesday 6th December 2023
To: 7:45pm on Saturday 23rd December 2023
Our magical santa photo experience is a must for families who want to create lasting memories. Imagine the joy on your children’s faces as they sit on Santa’s lap and share their wish lists. This year The ...
Where: The Palms Shopping Centre, Christchurch
Address: Corner Marshland & New Brighton Roads, Shirley, Christchurch
From: 11:00am on Sunday 3rd December 2023
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 24th December 2023
Shands Rd Xmas Experience
An amazing walk through Xmas village, there's also the Gingerbread village, and a winter village. A massive Lightshow syncronised to great rock music. Fantasic displays of disney xmas characters, unique animated xmas ...
Where: Christchurch Christmas Lightshow, Christchurch
Address: 650 Shands RD, Christchurch
From: 8:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 30th December 2023
NotEnoughLights Christmas Light show
400,000+ colourful lights decorating a residential property and 99.99% of the front yard Dancing lights flash in time with the music with lots of patterns and colours. The best place to park is around Kathleen ...
Where: Notenoughlights Light Show, Christchurch
Address: 8 Dunluce Place, Christchurch
From: 8:30pm on Friday 1st December 2023
To: 10:30pm on Sunday 31st December 2023
Australasian Premiere Welcome to the Renaissance and all that jazz! It’s England 1595 and playwright brothers, Nick and Nigel Bottom can’t compete with the rockstar popularity of a certain William ...
Where: The Court Theatre, Christchurch
Address: 36c Clarence St, Christchurch
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 25th November 2023
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 27th January 2024
Christchurch East Business Networking Meeting
Do you have a business in the northeast area of Christchurch? We meet every Tuesday at 7.45 am in the relaxed vibe of The Daily on Suffolk close to the city. “Christchurch East Networkers” is your weekly ...
Where: The Daily on Suffolk, Christchurch
Address: 2 Suffolk Street
From: 7:45am on Tuesday 24th January 2023
To: 8:45am on Tuesday 12th December 2023
Kaiapoi Business Networking Meeting - 7.30am
Do you have a business in Kaiapoi or the surrounding North Canterbury area? Would you like to meet other local business owners to build local connections? Kimberley leads this Kaiapoi 7.30am Tuesday group from a ...
Where: Rivertown Cafe, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
Address: 77 Williams Street, Kaiapoi, Waimakariri
From: 7:30am on Tuesday 17th January 2023
To: 8:30am on Tuesday 12th December 2023